Since July, we at Model D have been "On the Ground" writing about the energized community of Osborn in Northeast Detroit, whose leaders and young people have been working hard to address the neighborhood's challenges in innovative ways.
This week, we invite you to get a better picture of the people doing this work and the places where it's happening.
In this video, you will meet Taij Robinson, a poet and recent graduate of Osborn High School who just headed off to Saginaw Valley State University for his first year of college. You will also meet Imel Battle, an Osborn resident who was instrumental in the construction of the Edible Hut
, as well as Kate Daughdrill and Mira Burack, the artists behind the project. Finally, there's Robin and Donald Hudson, a husband and wife team who patrol neighborhood streets through the MAN Network to ensure a safe environment for their grandkids.
This is Osborn. Enjoy!
Video by Oren Goldenberg, Cass Corridor Films. Produced by Matthew Lewis. Music by Steven Kowalski.